A day after journalist Pooja Tiwari died after falling from the fifth floor of a residential building, the Surajkund Police registered a case of abetment to suicide against three doctors, including a couple.
A post-mortem was conducted and the report is awaited.
Tiwari’s family held the doctor couple responsible for abetment to suicide. On the basis of the family’s statement, Surajkund Police registered a case against Anil Goyal, his wife Archana Goyal and Dr Dhawal.
The case was registered under Section 306 and 34 of IPC. Anil Goyal denied the charges.
Tiwari, who till recently worked with a national media portal, was facing charges of extortion levelled by the doctor couple. She had written an article for the portal alleging that the couple provided access to Medical Termination of Pregnancy kits.
The doctors later claimed she tried to extort money from them to not publish the story. Police said she was under suspension.
Tiwari’s brother Saurabh said that the doctor couple implicated her in a case and this pushed her into depression and led to her suicide.
Anil Goyal, however, said Tiwari’s death was not connected with the case.
“The incident was shocking and we have sympathy with the bereaved family. We lodged a compliant of extortion last month against her and other people and police were looking into the case. Yesterday’s (Monday) incident has nothing to do with that FIR,” Anil Goyal said.
“Amit Kumar, the police inspector who was present at the time of the incident, has been attached with the DGP’s office till the probe is completed,” Faridabad police commissioner Hanif Qureshi said.